Video – VCU completes Hofstra sweep

Once again the Rams used a stifling defense to keep themselves toward top of the CAA standings, this time shutting down Hofstra 61-49 to complete the regular season sweep.

It was the third time the black-and-gold held an opponent under 50 points during their current three-game win streak, turning the Pride over 18 times on the night and holding them to just 4-of-20 shooting in the second half of play.

Bradford Burgess lead the Rams with 14 points in the win, half coming from the free throw line, and matched Juvonte Reddic’s game-high 7 rebounds.

Three other Rams posted double-digits on the evening, as Burgess was joined by starters Reddic (10), Troy Daniels (12), and Darius Theus (10), who posted his first three-game double-digit scoring stretch of the season.

The Rams may have lost four seniors from last year’s Final 4 team, but have been served well by their youth, matching last year’s 16-5 start to the season.

VCU will head to the Towson Center to take on the Tigers of Towson University (0-21, 0-9) this Thursday. The Tigers are currently riding a 40-game losing streak and haven’t recorded a win since December of 2010.

The Rams will follow that game with road contests at Georgia State and William & Mary before returning to the Siegel Center for a special “white out” homecoming game against the Huskies of Northeastern University.

VCU School of the Arts (BFA '07) and Center for Sport Leadership (M.Ed. '10) alumnus, Mat has followed VCU basketball since the Sunbelt days when he'd...
  • M
  • January 24, 2012
Dear Juvonte...if you're reading this...I apologize for somehow not recording your dunk attempt. Worst mistake in however many years we've been covering VCU basketball.